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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3643-2

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3643-2
Posted May 9, 2018
Authored by Ubuntu | Site security.ubuntu.com

Ubuntu Security Notice 3643-2 - USN-3643-1 fixed a vulnerability in Wget. This update provides the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM. It was discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain inputs. An attacker could possibly use this to inject arbitrary cookie values.

tags | advisory, arbitrary
systems | linux, ubuntu
advisories | CVE-2018-0494
MD5 | 88830325a9cffa4e4d8c7d1e3ed4f55e

Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3643-2

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Ubuntu Security Notice USN-3643-2
May 09, 2018

wget vulnerability
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A security issue affects these releases of Ubuntu and its derivatives:

- Ubuntu 12.04 ESM

Summary:

Wget could be made to inject arbitrary cookie values.

Software Description:
- wget: retrieves files from the web

Details:

USN-3643-1 fixed a vulnerability in Wget. This update provides
the corresponding update for Ubuntu 12.04 ESM.

Original advisory details:

It was discovered that Wget incorrectly handled certain inputs.
An attacker could possibly use this to inject arbitrary cookie values.

Update instructions:

The problem can be corrected by updating your system to the following
package versions:

Ubuntu 12.04 ESM:
wget 1.13.4-2ubuntu1.6

In general, a standard system update will make all the necessary
changes.

References:
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3643-2
https://usn.ubuntu.com/usn/usn-3643-1
CVE-2018-0494

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